Posted by: Sue Stuk on Thu, Sep 29, 2011
World Communion Community Service
October 2, 2011
Welcome! It is good that as brothers and sisters in Christ and fellow
members of the Reformed Church in America that we can gather together
in this service to worship and to celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
Congregations participating in the service are:
Beverly Reformed Church
Newhall Community Church
Grace Reformed Church
Faith Reformed Church
Gathering Before God
Prelude: Nancy Crumback
Welcome and Call to Worship: Pastor Rick Oppenhuizen
* Opening Songs of Praise: Newhall Commuity Praise Team
“You’re Worthy of Our Praise”
“Power in the Blood”
* Opening Prayer, God’s Greeting, Fellowship Greeting
* Affirmation of Faith Pastor George Grevenstuk
Hymn of Faith: “I Will Sing of My Redeemer”
Hearing God’s Word
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
Introduction of Speaker
Sermon: Rev. Dr. Randy Weener
Prayer for Blessing
Celebrating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Choir Anthem: “Come Christians, Gather at the Table”
Director – Mr. Rick Gossett
Words of Institution Rev. Dr. Dan Kroeze
* Hymn of Preparation: “Jesus Paid It All”
Communion Thanksgiving: Psalm 103
Responding To God
Moments in Prayer Pastor Bruce Osbeck
Giving of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory Hymn: “Family of God”
* Prayer for Blessing
* Postlude: Nancy Crumback
Thank you to all who took part our service today. We would especially like to thank the Rev. Dr. Randy Weener,
the combined choir, the choir director – Rick Gossett, the praise team and our accompanist from
Newhall – Nancy Crumback.
Tithes and Offerings
Loose offerings will go to cover expenses and to support the mission of the Classis.
Envelopes will be given to the deacons of the individual churches.
SUNDAY’S AT SIX
Meet in the Chapel
Call to Worship
* Opening Hymn No. 430 ……….… “There Shall Be Showers of Blessing”
* Invocation & Salutation
Moments of Sharing
Moments in Prayer
* Hymn No. 435 ………………..…………... “God of Grace and God of Glory”
Living Word: Selected Scriptures
Message “SO, WHAT’S MISSING?” Rev. Rick Oppenhuizen
Prayer of Blessing on the Word
* Closing Hymn No. 446 ………..... “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”
* Postlude Pianist, Lorinda Vander Werp
TODAY AT GRACE
SUNDAYS AT SIX – Join us back here at Grace tonight at 6:00 pm
for our evening worship service.
TODAY at 6:30 pm Y-LIFE for youth in Middle and High School will
be held. We will have dinner first! Meet at the Crossing.
PRAYERS & PRAISE
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES are extended to Shirley De Bruin
and Ruth Ver Merris as well as the entire Ver Merris family upon the
death last week of Dorthella Ver Merris, sister-in-law of Shirley &
Ruth, at the age of 79. Funeral services were held on Thursday
CALENDAR OF THE WEEK
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
6:30 PM ELDERS MEETING
7:30 PM CONSISTORY MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
3:15 – 5:30 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 5 & 6
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2011
3:45 – 6:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 3 & 4
WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE
6:00 PM FELLOWSHIP DINNER – Come out and join us for a
time of fellowship prior to Wednesday classes. On the menu:
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes…and dessert!
6:30 PM SENIOR CHOIR members will meet for practice.
6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) for girls in
grades K – 8th. Meet at the Crossing
VICTORS – For boys in grades K – 8th. Meet in the
BE BIG – For Preschool children. Meet in the Nursery!
7:00 – 8:00 PM
ADULTS – Meet in the Chapel. Pastor Scott Crane will lead
the class in discussion of the book Radical: Taking Back Your
Faith from the American Dream by David Platt.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
2:45 – 5:00 PM CLUB 3:16 for Grades 7 & 8
6:00 PM CROSSING COMMUNITY HOT DOG ROAST
Eat at 6 PM, but you may come as early as 5 PM for games
and fellowship with our neighbors.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM COUNTY WIDE FOOD DRIVE – The
morning will begin with a Praise Rally in our sanctuary.
Choose your own hours to help! See Shari if you have
5:00 - 7:00 PM PUMPKIN PATH AT LAMAR PARK – Bring
your children or grandchildren out in costume for a fun and
safe trick or treating activity. Our Discovery Kidz will host a
booth to hand out candy and church info to the kids.
CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED! Lots of Candy!!
Please drop off candy on the youth check in desk by October 5.
ALSO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Children or adults
willing to dress up as Bible Characters and hand out candy.
See Heather if you can help!
NEXT SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011
NEXT SUNDAY Pastor Rick will continue the series “When God
Shows Up” with the message: “The World is Turned Upside Down”
from Acts. 17.
DISCOVERY KIDZ next rotation will run from October 16 –
November 13. We need leaders for games and theater and 2
shepherds. Sign up in the narthex if you can help!
OUR SPECIAL OFFERING FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
IS “Great Hour of Sharing” which is a program of
Reformed Church World Service, which brings new life and
hope to God’s children across the globe. This year’s theme is
‘Sharing Brings Joy”, based on 2 Corinthians 9:8 “God is able to
provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always
having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every
One of the recent areas RCWS is addressing is the African hunger
crisis, due to severe drought, in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, and
Sudan. Recently, Hurricane Irene has resulted in flooding and other
damage which has devastated homes and churches along the US East
Coast….RCWS will assess the situation and provide financial help as
they are able. This special offering will be received on October 30.
THE NEW MEMBERS CLASS has been postponed until the week of
October 9. You can still sign up on the sheet in the narthex if
interested. Questions…see or call Shari Dood (538-3100 or
LIFE RECOVERY MEETING to be held at Faith Reformed Church
(618 32nd Street, Wyoming) on Monday’s at 7:00 pm. This group will
study the 12 Steps of Recovery using the Life Recovery Bible. For
more information contact Mark at 616-427-9423.
CASH FOR CLASS – Family Fare and D & W are once again offering
the Cash for Class program for schools/churches. This program is
now tied with their “yes” card. You can designate our church code
95688 when you sign up for this card. This first event week will be
October 2-8. A portion of their proceeds will be donated to Grace.
LOCAL Habitat for Humanity BUILD! Churches and
Habitat are partnering in the ‘Faith United Build’ on the southeast
side of GR. We are putting together a work group from Grace to
work on these homes on Saturday, October 22. Some jobs include
demolition, framing carpentry, trim carpentry, and landscaping
opportunities. Sign up in the narthex if interested
CHICAGO TRIP – Zion Reformed Church as once again invited us to
join them in a bus trip to downtown Chicago. They will leave from
the parking lot at Zion at 7:00 am sharp on Friday, December 2 and
return at approximately 11:00 pm. Cost is $35.00 per person. Please
call Sue Stuk (538-3100 or 532-7729) to reserve your spot.
WORSHIP SERVICE ASSISTANTS
Oct. 9 Upper Doors: Lon & Rose Gerbers, Brian & Sandy Gort
Lower Doors: Doug & Amy Grimm
Oct. 16 Upper Doors: Louise Grimm, Ken & Janet Groenhout
Lower Doors: Pastor George & Juel Grevenstuk
Oct. 9 Sue Vander Wal, Sandy Farris, Allie Mc Elroy
Oct. 16 Chelsea Boeve, Laura Marshall, Judy Beadle
Oct. 23 Amy Grimm, Cindy Wylie, Linda Emelander
Prayers & Praise Line
October 2, 2011
Church Plant Prayer Focus
Pray that persons will come forward to help support the
Crossing Community by volunteering to share a gift,
talent or a skill with the people of the Crossing Community.
Please see Pastor George if you may be able to help.
Congregational Prayers and Praise
Please call the office if you would like to
share a Prayer Request or a Praise Report.
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